Over the past few weeks I’ve come to the realisation that I love 80’s and early 90’s action movies, especially Arnie films like Commando, Terminator 1+2, The Running Man, Predator, Sniper, Soldier, Total Recall, Aliens, the Robocop series etc. You know, really cheesy, hyper-masculine films.
I think maybe my log cabin out in the tiga will have a pretty decent collection of action movies.
I think these films come from a time when men really felt their masculinity was under attack. Now they’re horrified at the idea of having to man up or ignore their emotions and crack on with a difficult situation, but back then men liked the idea that if things got tough they’d just get on with it. These are Hero films for the most part in that they’re centred on heroic figures like Greek myth is.
Modern man would get stuck on an island with some creature and be all “Boo hoo some creature hates me and wants to kill me, boo hoo” and all the bitches be like, “Aww look how in touch with his feelings he is, I could go shoe shopping with him” and then he’d be killed horribly. Not even slightly killed, like totally, full on, deaded. In the face. That bad. And then bitches be like “Oh noes, he’s been killed which of my violent sociopathic exs will I turn to now?”
I crack myself up.